DescriptionReal-time refers to gameplay that happens without waiting for player input, i.e. in real time. Action games are real-time by default and therefore do not require this tag.
The real-time tag is used for RTS (real-time strategy) games, many managerial simulations which are not turn-based (e.g. Transport Tycoon), as well as puzzle games that require quick thinking, such as Tetris variants.
This tag is also used to describe combat in certain role-playing games (the ATB system of many Final Fantasy games or the Infinity Engine combat in Baldur's Gate and some other Western RPGs). This type of combat requires the player to manage the activities of the combatants in real time, and should not be confused with that of Action RPGs, where combat is action-oriented.
Rare examples of real-time games outside of the aforementioned genres (e.g. The Last Express) also exist.
In the game you have to exit the maze filled with mythological characters of 5 different philosophies (Japanese/Chinese, Tribal, Egyptian,...
Atari ST (1993)
The Original is a Boulder Dash clone for 1-4 players. The game comes with 90 levels and in each of...
Original War looks like your standard RTS until you sit down and play it. It is similar to Myth, in...
The game takes place in a far future, the 25th century to be exact, where mankind is fighting for survival...
Outlaw Racer is a racing game that features three novel features: a randomly generated city each time you race, law...
Outlive is a real-time strategy game set in the year 2045 where human and robots battle each other for supremacy....
Outpost 2 features colony-building strategy and a mission-based, real-time, active environment that allows players to find many paths to one...
A space-station tycoon game with a story mode and a goofy sense of humor. The Hero (that's his name) manages...
Xbox 360 (2006)
Outpost Kaloki X is the Xbox 360 Live Arcade version of the humorous space station tycoon game Outpost Kaloki. You...
A large part of the straw that runs up from the soda can all the way to the lizard's mouth...
Nintendo DS (2009)
Overlord Minions brings the Overlord franchise onto the Nintendo DS platform. In Minions, you control a team of four minions...
Shoot at incoming aircraft and ships in an arcade-styled game. Switch between multiple gun turrets and ammo types to take...
Commodore 64 (1986)
Painterboy is a game that is advertising Tikkurila paints. The main characters in the game are the Father and the...
In this game you play as Paladog, the great hero of critterland that leads his army in battle against the...
Palamedes II can be described as "its predecessor, turned upside down". As before, your goal is to rearrange a set...
Pandemic 2 is the sequel to Pandemic with features from this version as well as a few new features as...
In Panic Dolls, three ordinary Japanese school girls suddenly discover that Miki, their school nurse, is in fact a "Master...
In 2045 terrorists conquer a island in the Pacific Ocean and declare it an independent state. Because the whole world...
In Panorama Toh the player assumes the role of an adventurer who is entrusted with the task of traveling to...
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- 96 World of Goo
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- 94 World of Goo
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- 94 Lemmings
- 93 Vagrant Story
- 93 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 93 Final Fantasy VII
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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- 4.02 Army Men RTS (2004)
- 4.33 Aztech's Armory: Campaigns for Warcraft II (1997)
- 4.06 Baldies (1998)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshioki yo! (1994)
- 5.00 Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kurukkurin (1995)
- 5.00 Black Isle Compilation (2002)
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Real-Time is part of Themes. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Cyberpunk / Dark Sci-Fi
- Detective / Mystery
- Game Show
- Historical Battle (specific/exact)
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Meditative / Zen
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Persistent Universe
- Rhythm / Music
- Sci-Fi / Futuristic
- Spy / Espionage
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel